Riley and I went for a 4.3mi walk on Tuesday (link goes to Gmap Pedometer route). I figured we would walk until he stopped pulling at the leash for me to go faster. That took 1.57mi across Oak Bay into Fairfield. Then we followed the new Oak Bay Centennial Trail along the ocean, looking out at the end-of-the-world view I love so very very much. We walked up Gonzales Hill, Riley bouncing up the rough granite steps and then looking back at me to tell me to keep up. I stopped to admire the view, and then we walked back down through Oak Bay to home. I feel I am back in better walking condition, and Riley is certainly in better shape than he was when I got home last Friday.
Seriously, there is no therapy for stress quite like walking through someplace beautiful. And its even better when you have a large dog who stops to nudge your hand every little while, just so he can tell you how much he is enjoying the walk and how much he adores you.
One of the things that mildly annoys me about going home is missing American TV. I don’t watch THAT much TV, but what I do, I’m very intent on seeing. Like, y’know, Weeds. Or, yes, I admit it, I will be disappointed if I have to wait a whole week to see the season premiere of My Name Is Earl.
Therefore, I Google’d transferring TIVO shows over the Interweb, and got this thread. It was VERY VERY HELPFUL. Now I can access my TiVO like a web server, and download shows that can be watched with the TiVO software. It’s a very considerate back door fix that allows even tech-competent folks to access their shows remotely (if it works), but doesn’t violate TiVO’s copyright and content access restrictions. TiVO does not sanction this method of watching TV. Very smart, TiVO.
If it works from outside my home network…my TiVO is basically a Slingbox, and I will be up to date on all the season premieres while on the go next week. Too cool.
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